Monday, August 10, 2009

A new begining of Cyberlaw adjudication in USA

As I have already written in my earlier blog regarding the Sonia Sotomayor’s appointment as a justice of US Supreme Court.The appointment of Sotomayor is special for the cyberlaw community keeping in mind her good knowledge in the field. She is the first judge with cyber law background took the judicial oath on 8th August 2009, becoming the first Hispanic and the third woman to serve the US Supreme Court. Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr administered to her in two private ceremonies at the Supreme Court building, completing her ascent to a life-tenured position as the nation’s 111th justice — the first to be nominated by a Democratic president since 1994.
Her rise brought her to the attention of Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan, Democrat of New York, who recommended that President George Bush appoint her to the federal bench, which she joined in 1992. President Bill Clinton later elevated her to the Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. President Obama nominated her in May to succeed Justice David H. Souter. She is a highly qualified, mainstream and moderate jurist. On Sept. 8, 2009, the US Supreme Court will hold a special invitation-only investiture ceremony, a special sitting at which she will take her seat for the first time, probably followed by an appearance alongside Chief Justice Roberts for a traditional picture on the front steps of the court.
Now it is expected that some good judgments will come in future in the field of cyberlaw. Because still we lack judges in most of the countries who have sound understanding in the field of cyberlaw.